2018 Workshops

On Friday 2nd November, the conference facilities are opened up to allow for workshops.

See below for details about the workshops that are taking place at the 2018 ASM. Places on these workshops can be booked when you register online here.


Two day workshop (1st/2nd Nov):

  • Auditorium A - SUT/MASTS Decommissioning and Wreck Removal (13.30-17.30 on Thursday 1st Nov and 8.45-12.45 on Friday 2nd November). If this workshop is the only part of the ASM that you will be attending, please contact masts@st-andrews.ac.uk for a registration discount code.

One day workshop (2nd Nov):

  • Conference room 2 (09.30-15.30) - Sharing knowledge at the coast
  • Conference room 3 (09.30-12.30 & 13.15-15.45 - attend one of both parts) - A guide to the grant environment and review process for ECRs
  • Conference room 4/5 (11.00-16.30) - Conducting fieldwork in tidal stream sites
  • Conference room 8 (09.30-16.30) – MEDIN Data Management Standards & Guidelines

Morning workshops (2nd Nov):

  • Conference room 1 (09.00-13.00) - Scottish Blue Carbon Forum
  • Conference room 6/7 (09.30-12.30) - SIFIDS project
  • Exec A (11.00-13.00) - invite only - Flapper skate workshop

Afternoon workshops (2nd Nov):

  • Conference room 1 (13.30-16.30) - C-SIDE project meeting - invite only


SUT/MASTS Decommissioning and Wreck Removal

Organiser: Karen Seath

Timings & Location: 13.30-17.30 Thursday 1st & 08.45-12.45 Friday 2nd November in Auditorium A

Details: Influence, educate and unlock opportunities: informing key decom and wreck removal challenges. Workshop flier now available here.


Sharing knowledge at the coast

Organiser: Dr Clare Maynard

Timings & Location: 09.30-15.30 Friday 2nd November in Conference room 2

Details: Workshop schedule coming soon!


A guide to the grant writing environment and review process for ECRs

Organisers: Dr Joanna Gosling & Dr Amaya Albalat 

Timings & Location: 09.30-12.30 (part 1) & 13.15-15.45 (part 2). Attend one or both sessions on Friday 2nd November in Conference room 3

Details: Part 1: Outlining future funding opportunities and challenges for ECRs in all disciplines. Part 2: Grant review exercise for ECRs in the field of aquaculture. Workshop programme here


Conducting fieldwork in tidal stream sites

Organisers: Dr Rory O'Hara Murray, Dr Sophie Ward & Dr Alice Goward-Brown

Timings & Location: 10.30-16.30 on Friday 2nd November in Conference room 4/5

Details: Several regions around the UK coast have been identified as having a significant tidal stream resource for commercial exploitation. Data collection in these highly energetic areas are inherently difficult to work in, with high tidal flows - sometimes combined with high wave exposure - demanding the necessity for specialist vessels, equipment and detailed local knowledge being basic requirements. This workshop is centred on the challenges and best practices of working at high energy sites, and is aimed at a broad range of stakeholders, including technicians, marine renewable energy technology developers, scientific equipment companies, scientists and academics alike. Please contact Rory in the first instance if you are interested in attending this workshop. Download flier here.


MEDIN Data management standards and guidelines workshop

Organiser: Dr Sean Gaffney

Timings & Location: 09.30-16.30 on Friday 2nd November in Conference room 8

Details: MEDIN workshops help attendees improve their knowledge and skills in marine data managemet, through training on resources such as the MEDIN Discovery Metadata Standard and the MEDIN data guidelines. The MEDIN Discovery Metadata Standard allows users to generate information about their datasets and upload them to an online portal in a standardised format compatible with GEMINI, INSPIRE and ISO so that data can be located online. The MEDIN Data Guidelines provide a structure for collection of information about sampled data so that it can be interpreted by others in the future without recourse to the data originators. Further information on MEDIN workshops is avalable here.

The expected outcomes/outputs would be a group of diverse people who collect or use marine data coming away from the course with much more improved awareness of the need for proper marine data management. The ultimate goal would be that they take that awareness back to their organisations and change their work processes so that MEDIN data management practices are integrated into their work streams in the future. A secondary objective would be that these organisations would see the value of MEDI and become MEDI partners/sponsors and store their data in MEDIN DACs, thus expanding the MEDIN network.


Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) workshop

Organiser: Hannah Ladd-Jones

Timings & Location: 09.30-12.30 on Friday 2nd November in Conference room 6/7

Details: This workshop is primarily targeted at Marine Scotland representatives, NGOs and the CHais of the Inshore Fishery Groups. It will provide a key opportunity to learn more about SIFIDS and what its objectives are. The workshop will allow attendees to express their views on how SIFIDS could assist management and how they believe it should be implemented if used for inshore fishery management. The workshop will provide vital information on how the different Marine Scotland teams perceive the system and how they believe it should be implemented and managed. From this Work Package 9 will be able  to develop relevant estimates of capital and working costs if the system was made operational. Further more, the workshop will assist in developing the WPs final recemmendations for how SIFIDS could be deployed into the real world.